Afternoon service for HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda
His Royal Highness King Bhumibol Adulyadej lights scented sandal wood at the funeral pyre inside the temporary compound erected within Sanam Luang. HRH Queen Sirikit and HRH Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn in the background.
Micro blog: The funeral service for Her Royal Highness Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda April 9th 2012 Monday April 9th 2012. On this day, the cremation and burial ceremony for the late Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda, daughter and only child of former King Vajiravudh (commonly known as Rama VI), was taking place at the Sanam Luang grounds in front of the Grand Palace. She had passed away already in July the previous year, now was the time for the cremation service. The day had been announced a public ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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